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The UCD Medical Device Design Group offers various opportunities for joining or collaborating with the group.


Opportunities for Clinicians

The Group always welcomes collaboration inquiries.  New projects may be established in discussion with the group.

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Research Position – Medical Device Design Engineer


Applications are invited for a Medical Device/MEMS Engineer in the UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. This is a temporary post.

The engineer will join an experienced multidisciplinary team focused on the development and commercialisation of a medical device as part of the UCD Medical Device Design Group, part of the UCD Centre for Biomedical Engineering and the School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering.

Bruxometer is a patent-pending microelectromechanical system (MEMS) technology, which focuses on minimally invasive and accurate diagnosis and management of bruxism, the involuntary clenching and grinding of teeth. Bruxism affects roughly 1 in every 6 people, in many cases resulting in significant pain and dental costs, presenting a significant commercial opportunity.

The expected output of this project is a campus-based spin out company focused on commercialisation of this technology. The engineering team, with collective expertise in medical device, hardware and software development, will contribute to delivering on our technical and commercial goals towards regulatory approval and to make the technology investor ready.


How to Apply

Full details of the position and the application process are available through the UCD Human Resources website: job ref 010107 ‘Medical Device/MEMS Engineer, UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (Temporary)’.


Closing Date: 17.00hrs (Local Irish Time) on Friday 13th July 2018.

Informal enquiries may be made to

Dr. Eoin O’Cearbhaill

Lecturer in Bioengineering

Email address:

Telephone: 00-353-1-7161715


PhD or Postdoctoral Opportunities in Medical Device Design

The UCD Medical Device Design Group is always looking to attract highly motivated candidates to join our interdisciplinary team, developing medical devices that address clinical needs. Our projects focus on the design, development and testing of novel medical devices for a broad suite of clinical indications.

The UCD Medical Device Design Group is an interdisciplinary team with collaborative links nationally to Cúram, the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices and internationally to leading laboratories at Harvard University and MIT.

Our projects have significant potential for commercial development and require engineers interest in engaging in commercial exploitation of technology, working closely with clinical and industry collaborators.

Preferred candidate can be invited to apply for PhD or postdoctoral funding (dependent on career stage) under the supervision of Dr. Eoin O’Cearbhaill through the Irish Research Council’s Enterprise Partnership Scheme ( or where an industry partner and appropriate project are identified.

Further info:

For more information on this position please contact Dr. Eoin O’Cearbhaill (



Opportunities for Undergraduates

Annual Student Summer Research Awards Programme

The SSRA programme is an 8-week supervised undergraduate student project within our research laboratories, at our affiliated clinical sites or with patient advocate groups.

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